Kiwi Discovery Gives New Hope To People With Type 2 Diabetes

Posted: Dec 5 2016, 10:39am CST | by , in Latest Science News


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Kiwi Discovery Gives New Hope to People with Type 2 Diabetes
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  • Diabetes Research Puzzle solved by Auckland Medical Experts

The research puzzle surrounding a cure for diabetes has been apparently solved by medical experts from Auckland.

Researchers from Auckland, New Zealand have discovered the missing link in the search for a cure to type 2 diabetes. It was a $1.2 million research survey that pinpointed a protein enzyme labeled as beta-catenin.

This catalyst stabilized healthy blood glucose levels. Over 260,000 New Zealanders were studied. They had type 2 diabetes.

This meant that their bodies didn’t produce any insulin or that the cells of their bodies didn’t recognize the presence of insulin. This automatically led to high sugar levels in the bloodstream of these patients.

Beta-catenin controlled the release of insulin from the Islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. The problem lies in the right amount of insulin at the right moment.

The catalyst known as beta-catenin can hold the insulin inside the cells till it is needed. It acts in the same manner as the volume control panel in your smartphone or television set.

Part of the research dealt with a gene which is said to be responsible for type 2 diabetes. This discovery could lead to specific medication that could micromanage the disease in a more appropriate manner.

The days when the handling of all type 2 diabetes patients took place in the same manner has become outdated. It is a case of individualized fine-tuning that is required in today’s sophisticated world.

By custom-making the treatment to suit the patient, a lot of problems and complications could be bypassed. This discovery has really piqued the interest of the scientists.

It holds great potential and could marvelously aid in helping to crack the type 2 diabetes code, according to For one thing, this breakthrough in diabetes research requires celebration. It could really solve many problems in the future regarding this scourge of a disease.

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